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Filled with excitement I reached and unplugged my phone from the charger to call my friend As soon as I heard her voice I revealed her the secret I had kept without giving it a second thought The secret that I was going to immigrate to the US and it was supposed to break our friendship The reason I had kept it from her was the fear of leaving behind the world I had grown accustomed to my childhood place of birth family and friends into the unknown But who was I to refuse an opportunity for a change When she heard me she paused for a second Apparently she was hurt not because she wasnt happy for me but because it took me so long to get it to her Finally she replied I cant stop you but say my farewell she encouraged and wished me but I could hear from her voice that she wasnt ready to let go of our friendship Looking forward to my new journey in life I had never anticipated the challenges of getting absorbed into a new culture such as learning new communication style food and educational systemMy new life started when I landed in New York struggling with one of the immigration officers who asked me to provide my passport information and other documents that proved me legal in the country Unsure about what he said I asked if he could repeat himself which he did but I still didnt understand his language because he was too fast He referred me to another officer because he was getting impatient The second officer understood me very little but was somehow able to attend me I spend almost two hours but finally got all the procedure done Now it was time to get in touch with my uncle who lived in New York but I didnt have a phone Wandering around I saw two officers discussing I walked towards
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